Four short years ago you elected me to serve on our city council. As your Councilmember and now Vice Mayor, I have worked tirelessly for you and our community to bring the necessary resources and leadership to improve our community and build a better Rancho Cordova.
With your support, we’ve been able to deliver a safer, more prosperous city to raise a family, start a career and open a business. We hired additional police officers to keep our neighborhoods safe. We funded before and after school programs and gang intervention programs to keep our kids out of gangs and successful in school. Through the Rancho Cordova Promise Program, we extended free tuition to every Rancho Cordova high school graduate to attend Folsom Lake College.
My wife and I are proud to be raising our sons in a city with rich histories and new vibrant communities. Rancho Cordova is poised for an even better tomorrow. I look forward to working with you to deliver continued prosperity in the years to come. I hope I can count on your support!
Please call my cellphone at 916.662.5027, I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how we can make Rancho Cordova even better.
We live in a great city where neighbors work together to build a stronger community. We have neighborhoods with rich histories and new vibrant communities. Even in tough economic times I worked hard to encourage economic development in our city.
Today we can point to many success stories like River Gate Plaza where four years ago we had a rundown Kmart and today we have a new vibrant shopping center with Sportsman’s Warehouse, Chick-fil-A and coming soon a Five Guys Burgers and Fries. In the south area construction is underway on a new Raleys! We also celebrated the grand opening of Blue Shield which brought hundreds of good paying jobs to our city. There are many other examples where we have seen progress in the past four years. But we can’t stop there, as we need to continue building on our success.
High quality, effective education is essential to prepare our children for success. Rancho Cordova schools have quality teachers, principals, and parent leaders, but they need strong partners on the City Council. As a growing city, we need to do everything we can to make sure they are supported in the critical work they do.
I am proud to have served you for four years on the School Board. In my final year, I worked with dedicated parents to save A.M. Winn Elementary School from closing. Just this past year I along with my colleagues on the City Council voted to invest in the Rancho Cordova Promise Program. This program will allow graduating high school seniors in Rancho Cordova to attend Folsom Lake College tuition free for their first year!
There are more exciting and innovative initiatives we are working on with our educational partners in the city that we hope to launch in 2017!
Since joining the City Council four years ago, I have supported and pushed for increased funding for our police force. Thanks to new funding from Measure H, passed in 2014, we have been able to hire additional police officers and add additional public safety programs to our department. This includes adding a dedicated Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) that is focused on preventing serious and violent crimes in Rancho Cordova.
In 2013, I led the effort to apply the same standards and restrictions to E-Cigarettes and Vap-Pens that we have for traditional tobacco products. I’m also proud that later that same year we passed the most progressive anti-smoking ordinance in the region that included prohibiting smoking in public parks and at public events like our 4th of July concert. As the father of two young children I know how important it is to protect our young ones from the dangers of second-hand smoke.